Level 1 Lesson 5 / It’s me, What is it? / 이에요,예요

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After listening to this lesson, you can form simple present tense sentences like “It’s water.” “It’s me.” or “It’s a dictionary.” and you can also ask “What is it?” in Korean. The basic way in which Korean sentences are formed is different from the way English sentences are formed because the position of the verb in a sentence is different. In Korean, the verb “to be” comes AFTER a noun, and you can learn how to form simple “to be” sentences in Korean by listening to this episode of TalkToMeInKorean. Be sure to use the free PDF attached to this lesson as well.

You can read more about this grammar point at this Korean Wiki Project page.

You can download a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.

  • Sierra

    I have text book and I was wondering if I’m suppose to the task in them while listening to the podcast or after like reviewing material?

  • Samuel Park

    Wait, Im confused, in the podcast you guys say it should be “Hak yo ee eh yo” but in the PDF it says it should be “Hak yo yeh yo” which one is correct?

    • Hiểu Khánh

      Hak yo [ 학교 ] ends up without patchim [받침] , so basically it is [학교 예요 ] “hak kyo ye yo” as I know :) But you can go on researching for sure.

  • AyraAriendera

    excuse me , how to say “today , i will write y first korean diary that made by me” ?? i really need this

    • Cecille Mekitpekit

      When you will used it in sentence 오늘은 bla bla bla..

  • 살마


    I know that the letter ‘ㄹ’ as in 물 is pronounced ” mul” with ‘L’ but when it is attached with ” ㅇ” like in 물이에요 it will change to ” muri-eayo” it became ‘R’ , but why the ‘ㄹ’ in the word 사무실이에요 samu-shil-ieayo did not change according to the pronunciation the audio above?

    is there any rule that tells when it is pronounce and L or R after the letter ” ㅇ” or it is always an ‘R’ after ” ㅇ”


  • Courts

    This website is amazing. I plan on studying abroad in South Korea in the next two years so this is really helpful! Thank You so much TTMIK!

  • Elisabeth Hart McKittrick

    Can you use “모ㅓ에요?” if someone says something like “I have a question for you” or “Would you do me a favour?”?

  • Sytabish

    I started learning Korean recently. I wasn’t sure from where should I start but u guys really made it easy for me. Thanks a lot for ur lessons!
    Kyung-hwa Sun and Hyunwoo Sun , u guys make learning fun. Gamshahapnida!!

  • Marshmallow

    안녕하세요. 저는 학생이에요. 감사합니다~!